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Natural Family Planning

Mission Statement: 

 

To help educate Catholic couples about a natural, effective method of family planning which allows you to choose times to bring new life into the world and also helps you to postpone pregnancy.

 

 

WHAT IS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING?


Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a term used to describe certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. Contrary to popular belief, the Catholic Church has never been against family planning. As Catholics, we are called to responsibility in our parenthood, considering first what God asks of us, what is good for us as a couple, our family and society in general. The only viable alternative to artificial birth control, the Church recommends Natural Family Planning.



WHO CAN USE NFP?


Any married couple can use NFP.   NFP education helps couples to fully understand their combined fertility, thereby helping them to either achieve or avoid a pregnancy.



WHERE CAN I LEARN HOW TO USE NFP?


Call the Respect Life Department at 941-484-9543, ext. 3045 for details.

 


 

Recommended Resources

USCCB NFP Website

Humanae Vitae - Pope Paul VI encyclical that explains the Catholic position on contraception.